Poll spun to apply pressure to Church of England on same sex ‘marriage’

Feb 7, 2016 by

From Christian Concern: A new poll suggesting that more Anglicans in the United Kingdom support same-sex ‘marriage’ than oppose it has been roundly criticised for being presented in a deceptive manner. The YouGov poll, which was commissioned by self-styled ‘Anglican’ and LGBT activist Jane Ozanne, purported to show that 45 per cent of Anglicans (of over 1500 surveyed) believe that same-sex ‘marriage’ is right, while 37 per cent believe it is wrong. Ms Ozanne and others...

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What do supporters of same-sex marriage believe and why?

Feb 5, 2016 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: Andrew Goddard offers his analysis of the recent survey: Despite all our Shared Conversations, it remains largely a mystery as to what people in the Church of England really believe about same-sex marriage.Jayne Ozanne has just published a survey which claims to shed new light on this by identifying Anglicans in England and finding more of them believe same-sex marriage is right than believe it is wrong. It is of course important that any such findings are simply...

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Gender transition services and same-sex weddings call for Church of England

Feb 4, 2016 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The Church of England should issue new service books with liturgies for same-sex weddings and “transition” celebrations for people changing gender as part of sweeping reforms to end a culture of “official discrimination” against non-heterosexuals, a bishop and leading clerics say. A new Anglican campaign group is also pressing for an end to the ban on clergy entering same-sex marriages, the Church’s blanket opt-out from the gay marriage legislation and local...

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Mennonite pastor heads to prison for helping former lesbian

Feb 3, 2016 by

From OneNewsNow: A Mennonite pastor who was convicted of helping a former Vermont woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with her former same-sex partner has been ordered to prison. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York issued a mandate Monday upholding the conviction of Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, for his role in helping Lisa Miller flee the country in 2009 with her daughter Isabella. The Millers are not related. On Tuesday, U.S. District...

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Ashers Bakery appeal suspended after dramatic intervention

Feb 3, 2016 by

By Harry Farley, Christian Today: The ‘gay cake’ case has been dramatically adjourned following a last minute intervention from Northern Ireland’s Attorney General. Ashers Bakery, owned by the McArthur family, was appealing a ruling after they refused to produce a cake with a “support gay marriage” slogan. They were fined £500 after a Belfast court ruled they had discriminated on the grounds of sexual orientation. However their appeal was postponed after a late...

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Gay cake row: why minority views matter

Feb 3, 2016 by

Letters to The Guardian: I have not always been grateful to Peter Tatchell for everything he has said and done. However, I am deeply grateful for his fresh comments (Opinion, 1 February) on the Ashers Bakery case. I grew up in an evangelical home in Northern Ireland where both the Bible and the Manchester Guardian were read daily. While still at school, influenced by both, I was uneasy when a majority in a general election was regarded by Stormont as an adequate mandate for the NI government...

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